The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken delivery of the first batch of new Bogdan 2351 light utility vehicles to replace the Soviet-era UAZ-469, said in press service of the Bogdan Motors.
The Bogdan Motors company has developed the new multi-purpose military vehicle, called the Bogdan 2351, to replace ageing UAZ-469s that do not meet the present requirements of a battlefield.
According to the company, the new light utility vehicles has a more powerful and more efficient engine with a capacity of 143 hp (volume of 2.0 liters), high maximum speed and load capacity. The Bogdan 2351 can carry a payload of 1,100 kg and a crew of two-person with accommodation for up to three fully equipped troops.
Also, it has a maximum speed of 140 km/h, an average cross-country speed of 50-60 km/h on an unpaved road, and a cruising range of 700km and more, depending on road type.
This vehicle was built on the Chinese Great Wall Wingle 5 platform, but with recommended changes to the parts of an engine, suspension, chassis and electric equipment.
The Bogdan 2351 has a climatic operational range from -25°C to +55°C.This pickup truck can be airlifted by the Il-76, An-70, and larger military cargo aircraft.